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Gio Gonzalez announces retirement

Gio Gonzalez’s tenure with his hometown Miami Marlins lasted less than one month. The two-time MLB All-Star announced Thursday on Instagram that his playing career is over:

Since the age of 4, my father and my mother introduced me and my younger brother to this sport called baseball, 31 years later, still played baseball, so many people I wanna thank from the bottom of my heart starting with the White Sox who took a chance with me, a young kid from HIALEAH, FL! The Oakland A’s who gave me my first career win, who showed me unconditionally love from the clubhouse, the staff who worked at the stadium and most important the incredible fans that stood by us in our good and bad seasons,the reporters who took the time to get to know me!